Some of the most sought-out Kapamilya stars took part in the Star Magic Love from Home grand launch last Saturday, June 20.

The campaign aims to raise funds for Pantawid Ng Pag-ibig, which invites citizens to contribute financial assistance for those seeking it during the quarantine period. 

Celebs dazzled in their photoshoots while in the comforts of their own home, and shared some inspiring stories online on how they coped during the quarantine, so that fans will be able to connect with them, and more importantly, boost their morale during these trying times. 

Scroll down to see what occurred during the launch.

 

MAJA SALVADOR

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Maja Salvador admitted that at the beginning of the lockdown, she wondered what she was going to do now that she had to stay indoors. 

But the actress revealed that she chose to be productive, saying, “Bilang artista, gumawa pa rin kami ng paraan para makatulong at para maka-entertain. Mahirap nga lang mag-adjust, dahil ‘yung mga meetings at presscons via Zoom. Pero kailangan natin tanggapin.”

 

PIOLO PASCUAL

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Piolo Pascual kept in touch with his colleagues in Star Magic since it hasn't been a walk in the park for artists as well. “I stayed connected with everyone because the last thing you want is to be isolated. And I think that should set an example already by being involved in different causes. If you can’t do it personally, try to reach out online,” he said. 

 

JERICHO ROSALES

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Like Piolo, Jericho Rosales tried to be a pillar of strength for his anxious co-actors and shared the advice he would give them. 

He would tell colleagues, “You have to accept this brand new reality and you cannot pretend that you’re okay. You have to accept what is going on in your head or in your heart, and it is okay. You have to accept that if you're feeling depressed, it's real—and that’s okay.”

 

JAKE CUENCA

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Jake Cuenca pointed out that this experience made him appreciate the little things in life. “You start to value these luxuries. I get to run outside, pray outside and take everything in.  With that, kumpleto na ‘yung araw ko. I feel like that’s such a big luxury after being locked up for such a long time. So iba rin this whole experience,” he stated positively.

 

DIEGO LOYZAGA


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As for Diego Loyzaga, he revealed that due to the lockdown,  he is now more thrifty when it comes to handling his finances.

“It’s tough dahil walang income eh at puro spend. Mom (Theresa Loyzaga) and I are living on a ‘whatever we need lang’, the things that we buy. Yes, it’s tough, but at the same time you just have to balance what you spend.”

 

VINA MORALES


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Vina shared that even she had to struggle with the lockdown since everything was put on hold; however, she tried to remain positive and turned to prayers to give her strength. “It’s really tough for everybody. But I’m just keeping my faith in God and we need to support each other,” she stated. 

 

DONNY PANGILINAN

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Even if social media played a big part in his life during the pandemic in order to stay connected with people, he realized that he still longs to be with them in person, especially with his fans. “Nakaka-miss ‘yung meet and greet, crowds, and when you get to actually say ‘hello’ to them. So ‘yung moments na ‘yun ang nakaka-miss.”

 

MAYMAY ENTRATA

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Meanwhile, Maymay Entrata has a message to all the frontliners and those who have been affected by the pandemic.

“Gusto kong magpasalamat sa inyo kasi sa inyo ako humugot ng lakas. Kasi noong birthday ko naka-lockdown. So sabi ko, ‘Lord malulungkot ba ako?’ Pero wala akong karapatang malungkot kasi mas malaki ang problema niyo kaysa pino-problema ko na ‘yung celebation ng birthday ko. So instead na malungkot ako, mas naging grateful ako kasi safe ako at ‘yung family ko.”